Apply or Renew Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card
Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Pennsylvania and get approved for your medical marijuana card today! Schedule an appointment with us at 888-316-9085 to start your evaluation process!
Pennsylvania's Trusted Medical Marijuana Certification Experts
Compassionate Certification Centers (CCC) is a holistic wellness company that provides Pennsylvania medical marijuana card certification services. Since 2016, we have been devoted to providing patients with cannabis-derived treatment options for a wide range of medical conditions. We’re here to raise the level of treatment that patients receive while seeking their medical marijuana cards by providing trust, clarity, and the diagnostic help to find the right medicine.
MMJ Certification & Re-Certification
Endocannabinoid DNA Testing
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
1. REGISTER ONLINE OR BY PHONE
Our consultants will confidentially discuss any concerns or questions you may have without judgement. We will review your medical records and pre-qualify you for free. Then you’ll set up an appointment either online or virtually with one of our cannabis medicine physicians in Pennsylvania.
2. TALK TO A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR
You’ll meet with your certifying physician in one of our convenient brick-and-mortar locations, or virtually via video chat from the comfort of your own home. The doctor will discuss your condition and symptoms, any current or previous medications you use, and detail some recommendations for an optimized personal cannabis medicine treatment plan – including types, dosages, and more.
3. GET YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
Upon certifying your eligibility for a medical card, you then pay your fee to the PA Department of Health and they will send out the physical card. Once in hand, you can visit any dispensary in your state and speak with the pharmacists about which products may be best.
Initial Medical Marijuana Certification
To become a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania, you will need to register with the PA Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Patient Registry. To do this, you will need a valid state I.D. or driver’s license. Enter your personal information such as name, address, and additional contact information, as well as your I.D. number. Write down your username and password and put it somewhere you’ll remember next year! We’ll need it again for step three as well.
Next you’ll want to get in touch with CCC. You can do this one of three ways – fill out the form on the website here at CCCregister.com, use the live-webchat in the bottom corner of your screen (not a bot!), or give us a call at 888-316-9085. Our caring and compassionate cannabis consultants are standing by to help you every step of the way. If you need to obtain your medical records, we can help. We can review your medical history with you to predetermine eligibility before you schedule and send a HIPAA form to your providers office requesting your records for you!
From there, you’ll set up an appointment with one of our physicians – either virtually from the comfort of your own home, or in one of our brick-and-mortar locations across the state of PA. The appointment will be comfortable and quick! The doctor and staff will discuss your symptoms with you, as well as any previous treatments used. He’ll then determine if medical cannabis is right for you and make some suggestions regarding products and dosages.
The next step is to go back to the Medical Marijuana Patient Registry and log-in. You will then be prompted to make a payment to the Department of Health for the card itself. The cost in PA is $50, but there’s a discount if you’re on any state assistance programs. Once paid, you will receive your card in the mail in about 10 days, and then you can visit any state dispensary for your medication.
Medical Marijuana Recertification
Each year, both your physician’s certification and the physical card will need to be renewed. You’ll receive emails from the Pennsylvania Department of Health when you are nearing the expiration of your current certification. To renew, follow the above steps, except pay for your new card first. Then contact Compassionate Certification Centers for a hassle-free medical marijuana card recertification.
Visit One of Our Locations
Compassionate Certification Centers has 6 locations conveniently located throughout Western Pennsylvania. Use the map below to find a medical marijuana certification center near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cancer, Including Remission Therapy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity and other associated neuropathies
- Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Intractable Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Severe, Chronic, or Intractable Pain
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Terminal Illness
- Tourette’s Syndrome
When was medical marijuana legalized in Pennsylvania?
Medical Marijuana was legalized in PA in April of 2016 by the passage of Act 16, and official dispensary sales began in early 2018. Pennsylvania patients who qualify for a medical card can access medical cannabis products from dispensaries across the state.
How much medical marijuana can you purchase in Pennsylvania?
Patients are allowed to purchase and possess up to a “30 day supply” of medical cannabis products.
What are the consumption laws for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
Patients can only consume in homes and private residencies. In addition, dried flower must be vaporized and can not be smoked.
What are the transportation laws for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
Patients and caregivers can transport their medical marijuana within state lines as long as it is no more than their “30 day supply” allotment. Like alcohol, the cannabis must be kept out of reach and in a sealed container.
What are the cultivation laws for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania does not currently allow for home cultivation of medical marijuana.
What are the reciprocity laws for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania dispensaries do not currently accept out of state medical cards.
Comprehensive Wellness Services
Compassionate Care Medical Professionals (CCMP) is a comprehensive wellness center, overseen by Dr. Buege, that provides non-cannabis related specialized care such as allergy testing and immunotherapy, wellness visits, and diagnostic screenings. Together, both CCMP and CCC work synergistically to offer naturopathic medicine, immune system analysis and supplementation, and nutritional services. The companies have over five locations throughout Pennsylvania accepting both returning and new patients. CCMP services can be billed to a patient’s insurance plan.